Irish American Heritage Month 2009

The aim of Irish American Heritage Month is to bring to the attention of all Americans the contributions made throughout America’s history by Irish immigrants and their descendants. Langsdale Library presents the following resources, among many, that showcase the rich customs and history of Irish American culture.

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The Irish Americans: A History
Jay P. Dolan
New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008
E 184 .I6 D59 A44 2008

Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America
Peter A. Quinn
Woodstock:Overlook Press, 2007
E 184 .I6 Q56 2007

Making the Irish American: History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States
J.J. Lee and Marion Casey
New York: New York University Press, 2006
E 184 .I6 M23 2006

Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States
Matthew F. Jacobson
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002
JV 6477 .J33 2002

Irish America: Coming into Clover: The Evolution of a People and a Culture
Maureen Dezell
New York: Doubleday, 2001
E 184 .I6 D49 2001

Fork in the Road: A Novel
Denis Hamill
New York: Pocket Books, 2000
PS 3558 .A4217 F67 2000

Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland: A Carroll Saga, 1500 – 1782
R Hoffman
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000
F 184 .C37 H64 2000

My Father’s Gun: One Family, Three Badges, One Hundred Years in the NYPD

Brian V. McDonald
New York: Dutton, 1999
HV 7911 .A1 M33 1999

The New Irish Americans
Ray O’Hanlon
Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1998
E 184 .I6 O47 1998

Irish in America
Michael Coffey
New York: Hyperion, 1997
E 184 .I6 I684 1997

Cabbage and Bones: An Anthology of Irish American Women’s Fiction
Calendonia Kearns
New York: Henry Holt, 1997
PS 647 .I74 C33 1997

Films & Documentaries

The Irish in America: Long Journey Home (1997)
E 184 .I6 I68 1997 VHS

Out of Ireland (1995)
JV 7711 .U6 O88 1995 VC


Presidential Proclamation of Irish American Heritage Month 2009

Irish American Cultural Institute
The Irish American Cultural Institute is a not for profit organization committed to the exploration and appreciation of Irish culture whose mission is to provide leadership and resources to preserve, interpret, and promote Irish and Irish American culture.

Irish American Heritage Center
The Irish American Heritage Center is one of the premiere Irish cultural organizations in the United States.

Irish American Heritage Month: Facts for Features
Facts for Features
Facts for Features and Special Editions consist of collections of statistics from the Census Bureau’s demographic and economic subject areas intended to commemorate anniversaries or observances or to provide background information for topics in the news.

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